47th Bomb Group

Group
A-26 Invaders, including (serial number 43-22575) of the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force lined up in Italy.

Object Number - FRE 7583 - A-26 Invaders, including (serial number 43-22575) of the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force lined up in Italy.

Commanding Officers

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 81st Fighter Group
  • Service Numbers: O-20631
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Group Commander - Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group Headquarters (47th Bomb Group)
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Group Commander - Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group Headquarters (47th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-20836
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot - Group Commander

Connections

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

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Mediouna 1942-01-18 - 1943-01-07

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Youks-les-Bains 1943-01-07 - 1943-03-06

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Soliman 1943-07-01 - 1943-07-21

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Grottaglie 1943-09-24 - 1943-10-15

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Vincenzo 1943-10-15 - 1944-01-10

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Canrobert 1943-03-06 - 1943-03-30

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Thelepte 1943-03-30 - 1943-04-13

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Souk-el-Arba 1943-04-13 - 1943-07-01

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Ta Kali 1943-07-21 - 1943-08-09

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Torrente Comunelli 1943-08-09 - 1943-08-20

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Gerbini 1943-08-20 - 1943-09-24

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Vesuvius 1944-01-10 - 1944-03-22

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Capodichino 1944-03-22 - 1944-04-25

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Vesuvius 1944-04-25 - 1944-06-10

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Ponte Galeria 1944-06-10 - 1944-06-27

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Ombrone Airfield 1944-06-27 - 1944-07-11

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Poretta 1944-07-11 - 1944-09-07

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Salon-de-Provence Air Base 1944-09-07 - 1944-09-18

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Rosignano 1944-12-11

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Grosetto 1944-12-11 - 1945-06-20

Encompassing

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner/Armament Inspector/Armament Cheif
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-34490
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot - Squadron Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 85th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11052515
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 84th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19002256
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Nicknames: Buffalo Dave
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group

Revisions

Date7 Jun 2021 13:40:42
ContributorEmily
Date25 Jan 2021 21:48:13
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

added commander

Date24 Jan 2021 03:35:59
Contributor466thHistorian
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added connections

Date4 Jan 2021 03:24:05
Contributor466thHistorian
Date4 Jan 2021 03:18:23
Contributor466thHistorian
Date3 Jan 2021 03:39:11
Contributor466thHistorian
Date3 Jan 2021 03:38:43
Contributor466thHistorian
Date3 Jan 2021 02:59:02
Contributor466thHistorian
Date14 Apr 2015 09:32:27
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Frederick Terrell writes an account of the 47th Bomb Group's history here: http://www.47thbombgroup.org/history.html

Date13 Apr 2015 22:48:31
ContributorJMMortenson
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Letter of 1942, 47th Gp, 86th Sq.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:46
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

47th Bomb Group: Gallery (15 items)